Saturday, 3 March 2012

0.12.0-alpha3 - new Plugins window and icon theme selector

I know it is two weeks since last alpha, but previous week was devoted to new stable release - 0.11.1. Get it as soon as you can ;)

Here is more about great new stuff incoming in 0.12.0!

Good looking plugins window

Out plugin window had GUI that remembered 0.5.0 or even 0.4.0 release of Kadu. It has non-intuitive interface (double-clicking for plugin activation/deactivation) and was just ugly. Fortunately, Juzef started to work on this. Here are screenshots of effects of his work:

New Plugins Window.

As many of you can tell it is directly inspired by KDE4 plugin dialogs. An by KDE4 source code (OpenSource is great for this kind of stuff). We are thinking about making this one part of configuration window as another section. What do you think about this idea?

Icon theme selector with preview

This one fixes a 5 years old feature request. I think that screenshot will be enough:

Icon Theme Selector with preview
New configuration file

Updated configuration format requires new configuration file. From now it is called kadu-0.12.0.conf.xml - so changes wont be visible between instances of Kadu 0.12.0-alphaX and Kadu 0.11.1. Be careful with that!

Bartosz has worked on Gadu-Gadu connection problems that some people are experiencing. These changes will probably go into Kadu 0.11.3 (that will be released in 3 weeks from now). He also found a way to make our Aspell bundle on Windows much smaller. Current installers have less that 20MB in total (compared to almost 40MB of 0.9.0 release).

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